It all started with the Fourth of July
|Nana, Samuel, and Elaine before Provo's Fourth of July parade|
|Rachel marching with Timpview's colorguard|
|Fireworks out front|
|Our Independence Day dinner|
We then camped at Deer Creek
Our anniversary is Aug 14, but knowing that the weeks before our departure would be frantic, we celebrated early with a 3-day, 2-night get away to the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah.
|Dad and Grandpa would be proud that I revived my horsemanship!|
|A rainbow over our getaway cottage seemed appropriate!|
Samuel, and Rachel too, love Coawabunga Water Park
We spent the Pioneer Day holiday in Cedar City, taking in a few plays at the Shakespeare Festival while we were at it
From August 1-9, we vacationed in southern California. First we went to Disney Land, the happiest place on earth!
|Mother joined us on the first part of our trip to California|
|One of the advantages of our trip was giving Samuel another experience flying, preparing him for the long flight to Tel Aviv|
|This is going to be a familiar scene Aug 24/25: the Huntsman Family hauling luggage around. Just twice as much each!|
|My sister Lori and her daughter Lindsay joined us in the lobby of the Grand Californian.|
|One of the fun activities of our Disney Land visit was the "character breakfast"|
|Rachel outside of the "It's a Small World" attraction.|
One of the reasons why we went to Southern California was to attend the wedding of my nephew, Bryan Despain.
We spent Saturday at Mission Beach in San Diego.
The last activity of our trip was a fun visit to Sea World.
When we got off the plane in Salt Lake City and had picked up our luggage, Samuel looked at me and said, "That was a great vacation, Dad. Thanks for taking me." That made it all worth it.